The Sherborne Open returns for 2023

Following the successful return of the Sherborne open art exhibition in 2022 we are pleased to announce we’ll be back for 2023.

This year in partnership with Sherborne Arts, we are looking to add fringe events including demonstrations and workshop days.

Dates for your diary

The exhibition will run from Sat 22nd July to Sun 30th 2023.

Hand-in days will be 14th (1-6pm) and 15th July (10am-1pm).

Collections on Sunday 30th, 2-4pm

As with last year, entry in advance will be via the Sherborne Arts website (fast-track) or enter on the hand-in days.

We look forward to seeing you. If you’d like to get involved with the exhibition, please get in touch.

The Show

Open to all, the juried art exhibition celebrates the wealth and variety of visual arts in the region. as well as showcasing some of the outstanding accomplishments of artists on our doorstep.

Over 400 exhibits are for sale and the entrance is free. There is good Disabled Access and Pay and Display Parking beside the Hall.

Fringe Events

This year Sherborne Arts is planning fringe events to complement the exhibition experience. More details soon.


If you would like to volunteer to help hang and steward the exhibition, please email us:

The open exhibition would like to thank our main sponsors, Mogers Drewett, for their generous support.

Entry categories and fees:

Work for display. 2D or sculpture.     £10 each. Maximum of 3 entries

Folio work. Unframed work mounted or on board shown in browsers.  £4 each. Maximum of 3 entries

Entry fees now include membership.

Commission of 25% on sold works.

All are welcome to enter. Works will be chosen by a panel of three selectors (tba), on the basis of quality, interest, originality, and representing the region.

Exhibition Terms

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Enter Artwork

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Printable form

Printable form and blank labels for processing on the day.